A few years ago when I first started my at home business, I was posting items that I had on order to my website and soon found out that this was a bad idea. I had angry customers because the products were taking longer to get to them than I had originally listed. These customers ended up getting major discounts and free stuff from me just to keep them satisfied. I learned a great lesson from all of this and I hope that you can understand why it's important to keep track of your inventory.
There are plenty of ways of keeping track of your inventory and here are a few that many of my friends and I have used over the years. Let me know what inventory system you use to keep track of the products that you sell from home.
This is an inexpensive way of keeping track of your inventory but it is also time consuming since you have to enter the data into the spread sheet if it's not already available for download. There are plenty of spread sheets that you can use that are premade and will help you to keep track.
Some people choose to use barcodes instead which is a great system for those of us who are high tech or have a massive load of inventory. I like barcodes especially if I have a variety of products or many of the same items. It keeps me up to date and I can scan the barcodes to keep track of my inventory. There are even barcode apps now that will help you to make the most out of keep track of your inventory from home.
Online Inventory Trackers:
These are often some of the best resources that you could use to keep track of your inventory and most of them now come with apps for you to use right along with them. This works by either entering the information into the forms or by barcodes. There are plenty of them out there but a lot of them cost money.
So, now you have it....three great ways of keeping track of your inventory other than using a pencil and paper.What ways do you use to keep track of your inventory?